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Topic: Im so disappointed :(( 2 tumors

Forum: Mixed Type Breast Cancer — Meet others who have mixed type breast cancer.

Posted on: Sep 30, 2018 03:03PM

Danaqtr wrote:

Im so disappointed, the mammogram and images showed only 1 tumor small (1.4 cm) type IDC. after lumpectomy, the doctor shocked me saying he found another tumor (0,8cm) DCIS and he removed it. How this happen? how the surgon found it during the surgery and not in images!!!!!! he also mentioned a node but not lymph node something else not sure which node he found. The sential nodes are clean.


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Oct 1, 2018 08:24AM Palesa2018 wrote:

As I have learnt, the really small tumors are not always visible in imaging especially when the breast is dense. I had extensive DCIS and only in surgery was IDC found. DCIS is also not always easy to spot as it can be scattered. Mine was scattered in many places across a my right breast. What are the next steps in your treatment? Wish you all the best.

Dx 6/7/2018, DCIS/IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/12/2018 Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 7/9/2018 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Surgery 8/9/2018 Hormonal Therapy 9/12/2018 Zoladex (goserelin) Radiation Therapy 9/16/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 11/4/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Oct 28, 2018 05:05PM cbmom3 wrote:

After my mammogram and ultrasound they told me that there was one 2.8 cm tumor that was highly suspicious of malignancy and other suspicious area that could be nothing but an artifact. When they did the biopsies, they found that the second suspicious area was cancerous tumor and a slightly different cancer from the other tumor. When they biopsied a suspicious area on the OTHER breast they said it was just cystic changes. I ended up having a double mastectomy and after that they also found 4cm of ductal carcinoma in-situ (that was a higher Grade than my tumors) and pre-cancerous changes in my other breast. So, initial diagnoses are not always accurate - even those they find on an initial biopsy. And you can different cancers in the same breast - I had three different cancers in one breast and precancer in the other! I'm finding out the diagnosing cancer is not an exact science.

Dx 5/2/2018, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 1, 2/12 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/13/2018 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 7/18/2018 Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary Hormonal Therapy 7/31/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 11/27/2018 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Silicone implant
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Oct 28, 2018 05:23PM Palesa2018 wrote:

Cbmom3 are you doing any other treatments? Radiation, Chemo? Indeed it is not an exact science. That is the most scary part for me.

Dx 6/7/2018, DCIS/IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/12/2018 Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 7/9/2018 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Surgery 8/9/2018 Hormonal Therapy 9/12/2018 Zoladex (goserelin) Radiation Therapy 9/16/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 11/4/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Oct 28, 2018 07:32PM Meow13 wrote:

I am wondering if in-situ is harder to see than invasive cancers on mammograms. My SIL had in-situ in both breasts one side only discovered after bmx. Also a friend had DCIS 10 centimeters before seen on routine scan.

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Oct 29, 2018 02:35AM CindyNY wrote:

My original path report from biopsy said I had both IDC & DCIS. It also noted density of breast makes it difficult to determine how much of tumor sample was invasive vs in situ.

Path from LX said 6mm IDC; scattered foci of DCIS solid type, 15mm.

dx at 58, no family history, onco = 19 Dx 10/6/2017, DCIS/IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/1/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 11/14/2017 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 12/26/2017 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 3/1/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Nov 25, 2018 10:26PM flowerlover2 wrote:

I too was dx with DCIS after lumpectomy. First they say said it was IDC tumor, found 3 of them, one spot of lobular and DCIS all through the the mass. I was wondering if DCIS is hard to spot as well and wonder then about the other breast. I have been told mastectomy is my best option. I have no idea if I will have to have radiation, chemo or what.

Dx 8/9/2018, LCIS/DCIS/IDC, Left, <1cm, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH)
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Nov 26, 2018 02:51PM Palesa2018 wrote:

Hi flowerlover, I was diagnosed with extensive DCIS. The pathologist said it was difficult to find it all in surgery and that's how I ended up doing radiation after mastectomy. It is very sneaky DCIS. Especially in dense breasts.

Wishing you all the best with your journey!

Dx 6/7/2018, DCIS/IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/12/2018 Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 7/9/2018 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Surgery 8/9/2018 Hormonal Therapy 9/12/2018 Zoladex (goserelin) Radiation Therapy 9/16/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 11/4/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)

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